Due to the Coronavirus issue, the Champions League matches are suspending one after another. Earlier today, UEFA has confirmed the suspension of the next important match between Manchester City and Real Madrid. The next date of the game has not published but the game has been suspended indefinitely. Due to the same reason, the UEFA Euro Championship which is about to start from the next June 2020 might be delayed one year. Now, it has been heard that Barca-Napoli Champions League match has been suspended.
By fearing the infection of the Coronavirus, the Champions League matches between PSG-Dortmund and Valencia-Atalanta took place audienceless. But by staging the close door matches, there have no benefits at all, UEFA has understood that now. So, they have suspended the match between Man City and Real Madrid already. And later, the match between Barca and Napoli has been suspended as well.
Barcelona have suspended first-team training due to coronavirus concerns and the Catalans’ Champions League last-16 second leg against Napoli has been postponed by Uefa. https://t.co/TMnPvpWNll
— SportsNews & Betting (@snb188) March 13, 2020
Not only that but in these circumstances, UEFA is going to arrange a video conference meeting with the all European leagues officials to discuss the further plan. Will it be logical to keep open the European league competitions in this emergency moment or not, they will find out in next 17th March 2020 through the meeting.
It has been heard that from the meeting the decision might come to postpone all the competitions like UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for the uncertain time. After reducing the infection of the Coronavirus, including these two big competitions of UEFA, all local league competitions will be started peacefully. So, they might plan to postpone the upcoming UEFA Euro 2020 for one year. It might take place in the next year 2021.
Already, UEFA has suspended their round of the last sixteen matches. In the upcoming 18th March 2020, the 2nd leg between Manchester City and Real Madrid was about to take place at the Etihad Stadium. At the same time, the Italian club Juventus was about to face the French club Lyon. But the matches have been postponed. But the final decision of the 2nd leg between Barcelona and Napoli, Bayern Munich-Chelsea have not announced yet. Earlier, the news came that as the close door matches of PSG-Dortmund and Valencia-Atalanta, the Barca Vs Napoli match was about to take place at the Nou Camp. But UEFA has not finalised anything yet. They will announce it later, perhaps after the video meeting.
📰 — Barcelona are still awaiting UEFA’s decision on the Napoli match. Barcelona will train today for the match. pic.twitter.com/bFLr0cMAEl
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) March 13, 2020
Earlier, in the first leg, from the venue of Lyon, Cristiano’s Juventus faced the defeat by a 1 – 0 goal. And Barca made the draw from the venue of Napoli by a 1 – 1 goal. The 2nd leg is very important for all four teams.